Based in West Yorkshire, Quair Books is run by Dr F L Philip: following her undergraduate degree she worked for one of London’s best-loved rare and antiquarian booksellers, before returning to academia to pursue an MA (in Gender Studies) and funded PhD. She subsequently worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Leeds, including as Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded Pararchive/ YARN Project and two collaborative projects with Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW). Her thesis focused on the interwar output of the little known modernist author and impresario, Bryher, and the experimental film group, POOL (1927-33). It worked at the juncture of literary and cinematic modernisms, exploring the creative negotiations Bryher, and POOL, deployed in order to represent and speak as dissident sexual subjectivities – mapping and unpacking their various ‘queer articulations’.
Fiona is a graduate of YABS (York Antiquarian Book Seminar) (2018).
Where to find us
You can find us at book fairs, as well as online via our AbeBooks catalogue and through our Lists and Newsletter. We don’t have public premises. We will be standing at the following PBFA fairs in 2019:
Ilkley 26-27 July
Bakewell 17 August
York National Book Fair 13-14 September
Edinburgh 30 November
London Christmas Book Fair 7 December
Come and say hello!